Published In : Technology July 11, 2016
For those who have been longing to purchase a smartphone – the wait is now over. Mark the dates on your calendar as freedom 251 is ready to be delivered from 7 July. The cost of this smartphone is Rs. 251. After much controversies, this phone has finally made a win in his battle and is now taking the front seat of media coverage for its delivery.
The launch event is said to unveil – Freedom 251, the range of other smartphones which are of a higher price than Freedom 251 and a new HD LED TV.
Managing Director, Ringing Bells – Mr. Mohit Goel will organize the event at The Lalit in Barakhamba Road, New Delhi. Mr. Goel won’t let his customers wait and from company sources, it is learned that the shipping of this new and much-awaited smartphone will take place right after the event will take place.
The earlier delivery was announced on 30th June but Goel said that the final delivery will start from July 8. Freedom 251 has been able to earn its popularity as it has marked its huge presence in “Made in India” initiative.
By February 2016 it was decided that before June 30, twenty-five lakh handsets will be delivered but unfortunately the payment gateway crashed after receiving seven crore registration. Mohit is expecting to make a huge profit in the future as he is suffering a loss of Rs 140Rs 150 per handset, for which parts were imported from Taiwan.
CEO, Ringing Bells claimed that they are prepared with around two lakh handsets of Freedom 251.“In the meanwhile, we have prepared a letter requesting a meeting with our Prime Minister to pitch our case as a domestic smartphone maker which wishes to contribute towards ‘Make in India’ initiative,” Goel had said.
After Ringing Bell will be done with the first patch of delivery for two lakh phones, then the company will open registration again for the customers who will be willing to purchase the handset.
The device is 3G
Has a 1.3GHz quadcore processor
RAM of 1 GB
Internal Memory 8GB
External Memory Card support up to 32GB
8MP primary camera with flash
Take selfie with a 3.2MP front camera
1,800 mAh battery.
Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Availability of colours – Black and White
All the basic Google Apps are updated on the phone and Indian Tricolor is displayed when the phone is switched on. This is also a step forward in the cause of Digital India. After delivery, the cost of the phone will reach up to Rs. 291 as Rs 40 will be the delivery charges which the end consumer needs to bear. It is believed the if Mohit Goel will be able to deliver this handset as described by Ringing Bells then this new smartphone can bring about a major change in the current trends of Mobile Industry.
This Noida based startup is pretty confident and are pretty positive this time for not committing the mistakes which they have in past. They are also confident to deliver the best and cheapest handset in India. Only the coming days can tell that if the promises made are fulfilled or not.
Goel has also been seeking support from Indian Government claiming that this will help in digital empowerment in India. Goel affirms Rs 50,000 is the amount that the Indian Government is inclined towards giving for the Digital Growth in India however, this handset has the potential to earn 750 million and the popularity of this phone will make Indian population a part Digitally Empowered India.
After becoming a laughing stock when he failed to deliver the phone in mid February, he invited Murli Manohar Joshi, a senior BJP leader, this time he has not invited any politician for launch.The whole point of not inviting any policitcIan was to keep this launch away from any controversy.
Goel has also plans of introducing White Cloud. He has also decided to move to iCloud; it is a cloud storage and computing service launched by Apple.
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